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Going organic in Madrid

Firmly on the clean and green wagon for 2016? Madrid's bio and eco-friendly food scene has plenty of choices to keep you healthy whilst dining out this year


Spain Editor

Madrid is one of those cities that shines all the time, through rain or sun, summer or winter. Clear blue skies and mild temperatures are just two of the factors making Spain’s capital so enjoyable. Needless to say, the city showcases one of the best cuisines in the world – one that is opening up new horizons onto healthier lifestyles. There is no better time to treat yourself than right here, right now in Madrid. Let the fiesta begin!

Oliva Te Cuida

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This cosy little eco-restaurant in the Justicia area offers organic home-made meals. Decorated in bohemian style with a chillaxed vibe, the space feels just like a friend’s living room. Share the long wooden table together, have a chat with local hipsters or take a seat by the floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the quaint street outside. Besides a daily menu, you can create your own dish by mixing different ingredients. www.oliviatecuida.blogspot.com.es

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Fit Food

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A healthy diet means a healthy lifestyle. Fit Food takes you on a new wellness journey in its Salamanca store. This juice shop makes its own cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, with the highest possible amount of nutrients, keeping those healthy enzymes alive and thus maximising anti-oxidants. There is a wide variety of organic, non-dairy, gluten-free smoothies and juice detox cleanse programmes, as well as healthy and low-carb bites. www.fit-food.es

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Il Tavolo Verde

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Il Tavolo Verde goes beyond being a mere restaurant to offer a unique organic café and ‘antiques market’ experience. The place serves up delicious specialities cooked with products sourced from local organic farms – all in an evocative décor brimming with 17th to 20th-century furniture thoughtfully selected by owners Leo and Martina during their worldwide travels. The beautiful florists’ corner and art exhibitions on weekdays are not to be missed. www.iltavoloverde.com

Related: A brief history of Spanish tapas

Herbolario Navarro

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Europe’s largest organic market is right here in Madrid. Herbolario Navarro has over 10 stores in Spain, offering eco-friendly and organic products ideal for an increasingly health-conscious public. Ever since the Navarro family opened their first herbal store in Valencia in 1771, they have introduced teas, natural cosmetics, books, gluten-free products, organic fruits and vegetables, dietary supplements and even toys for kids. Organic cooking lessons and seminars by gastronomic gurus are not to be missed. www.herbolarionavarro.es

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2 Fit Food
3 Il Tavolo Verde
4 Herbolario Navarro